Development

An Interview with Ambassador Martin Dahinden

October 1, 2014 by Forum Staff
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Ambassador Martin Dahinden is currently the designated Swiss Ambassador the United States and served as the Director-General at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation since 2008. Previously, he headed the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affair’s Directorate of Corporate Management, after having worked as Director of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining from […]

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Work Force Development Is Necessary for Reintegrating the FARC in Colombia

August 17, 2014 by Robinson Cook
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Workforce development programs must be included in a larger, comprehensive solution to reintegrate members of the FARC in Colombia.

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The Peace Corps We Deserve

August 1, 2014 by Emily Cole
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Recently implemented and long-overdue reforms are professionalizing the Peace Corps so it can recruit the better-prepared and more-diverse workforce critical to its long-term success.

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Combating Wildlife Trafficking with 21st Century Statecraft

July 28, 2014 by Clint Shoemake
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Armed poachers who take advantage of the instability in countries like the Central African Republic undermine a nearly non-existent rule of law and foster cultures of corruption, bribery, and violence that further unravel Africa’s economic boom.

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Negotiating East Africa’s Tech Ecosystem

July 22, 2014 by Owen Sanderson
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Kenya’s promising tech ecosystem is on the rise. Sparked by a handful of vocal bloggers—and sustained by cheap Internet, ubiquitous cellphones, and new international investment—Kenya is angling to be the next Seoul or San Francisco.

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The Economic Promise of the East African Railway

July 16, 2014 by Patrick Malone
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The East African Railway will connect East Africa from Mombasa, Kenya to Bujumbura, Burundi, inaugurating a new age of African infrastructure investment. But will the East African Community be able to overcome the challenges to completing the project?

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